Residential Accommodation


If you are designing or specifying a building that follows current trends for large areas of external glazing, then you will need a method of controlling the ingress of light to provide a pleasant environment inside. The heating effect of sunlight entering a building through glazing not only causes glare and reflections internally, the heating effect of light will also have a bearing on the comfort within the building.

The answer

Effective shading can be provided by blinds and we have a fantastic range of heat reflective fabrics to decrease the amount of heat which enters into the building, reflectance values of up to 80% are achievable. All of our fabrics are fire retardant ensuring that any blinds or curtains we provide comply with the necessary fire regulations for each building.

Additionally, in high rise buildings there is an increasing use of restricted inward opening windows – these create a narrow gap between the window frame and the head of the reveal. Our low profile blind and track solutions counter this problem, providing a child safe solution to any requirement.


With all types of blind, where children may be present, child safety must be addressed, it is essential to prevent accidental strangulation on any blind cords or chains used. We specialise in delivering blinds and shading solutions that are in compliance with the BS EN 13120 Child Safety Legislation, we provide a host of child safe solutions including our unique chain safety device.


Landlords have a duty of care to their tenants, including keeping their rented properties safe and free from health hazards.

Landlords therefore have a responsibility to ensure blinds installed in their properties containing cords or chains (which may be hazardous) are safe. If the blinds cannot be made safe by the addition of a compliant safety device(s) they should be replaced. Blinds installed by the landlord or his agent after February 2014 must be compliant with BS EN 13120:2009+A1:2014. Blinds installed by the tenant should be checked to ensure they are compliant as part of the landlord/agent inspections. Compliance is required irrespective of the age of the tenants. This advice covers all residential environments and will include (but is not exclusive to) homes, holiday homes, mobile homes, caravans and boats.

In Summary

A large expanse of glass looks amazing, it provides wide open vistas from within but it does require an effective shading solution to make the space inside comfortable. We provide effective, technical shading solutions that are fully compliant with all safety standards.

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What Our Clients Say

"Please could I compliment you and your company for providing an excellent service for me at my site... The initial order was dealt with efficiently, the installation was clean and tidy, the installation team were fully CSCS compliant and correctly dressed, they were polite and addressed any concerns or wishes raised by the site staff. When the request for some help resolving an issue with a curtain track provider you took the problem on board and carried out the works with excellent speed and efficiency which got us out of a potential contractual issue with our client. I would certainly recommend you for future works with Galliford Try and any other company asking for blinds and contract furnishings."

"Thank you Labetts for your friendly and efficient service! We are delighted with our blackout blinds. After much research we chose Labetts because they responded quickly to all queries and the price was the best we could find. You have made it all so easy for us and we would not hesitate to use Labetts again. 10/10."

Project Manager

Premier Modular

"Excellent service, operatives excellent attitude and work ethic, product very good."

Project Manager

United Living

"Labetts have supplied and fitted blinds to 139 one and two bedroom flats at Solstice Apartments, Silbury Boulevard, Milton Keynes. Labetts have provided a good level of service through from initial survey to final install. They have always responded promptly to queries and all works were carried out within the programmed timescales. A good quality product and I would recommend using them again in the future."

Facilities Manager

University of Liverpool

"Great first experience, team were knowledgeable, efficient and with a can-do attitude."

Procurement Manager

Laing O Rourke

"It has been a pleasure to work with you and all at Labetts, you are a fantastic, honest and extremely high quality performing company who have never let me down."

Director of Business & Operations

La Retraite RC Girls School

"You seem to employ great staff who take a pride in their work. Thank you."

Assistant Quantity Surveyor

Midgard Ltd

"Everyone has been quick to help from sorting out Quotes, Installation of blinds, Certificates required and Invoicing. Many thanks."

Procurement Clerk

Ministry of Defence

"Fast delivery, No problems following up on order. Would recommend."

"I would like to thank you for your work at Phoenix House, we are very pleased with the quality of the work. Labetts work in a very professional manner and I have been particularly impressed with your response to overcome issues which inevitably arise when completing a job as large as this. You are always prompt in replying to emails and the work was carried out within the scheduled time. I would not hesitate to contact Labetts in the future."

Contracts Manager

Jordan and Faber

"Thank you to Labetts for your help with the project. I must say that it was the first time I have used you guys and I was very impressed. I will not hesitate to use you again in the future."

Project Manager

Balfour Beatty

"Helpful, proactive and professional service."

Senior Site Manager


"The work was completed quickly and to a very good quality, the job was handed to the client a year ago and we haven't had to return to any since the initial install, snag free. The fitter James was helpful, friendly and efficient."

Facilities Manager

Oxford University

"I have always received good service from Labetts. As long as this continues we will be working along-side them. Good communication from Gareth also. Thank you."

"Further to your recent contracts at both Earth Sciences and Somerville College for Oxford University I am happy to recommend the service you provided on both projects. From first involvement you have been proactive in understanding the Clients needs and have provided a first class service through samples, mock-ups and through into site installation."

Quantity Surveyor

Morgan Sindall

"Did what you agreed to do on time and worked with us to secure a quality product within the budget."

Estates Manager

V&A Museum

"Your guys were very patient given the amount of waiting time they had to endure. They were very efficient and very polite and helpful."

Project Manager


"The after care service was fantastic along with the site measure and installation."

Quantity Surveyor

Ardmore Construction

"Very good communication, reliable with a great range of products."

Managing Director

JPJ Installations

"Best subbie we had on-site. Very professional service throughout."


Associated Architects

"Many thanks for the fantastic job from you and the team John!"

Quantity Surveyor


"Labetts are a very good helpful company who complete their works in timely manner and with minimum involvement from site management. I would highly recommend using them on all future projects."

Contracts Manager


"Very professional and works undertaken in a timely manner."

Project Manager

Morgan Sindall

"Organised, Professional, Quality product. Quick to respond to remedial works."